La Rua brings back fond memories for me. When D and I were dating, this was the first restaurant that we went to in Whistler. I enjoyed the food then and I enjoy the food now. It has a warm and cosy atmosphere.
We were off to a good start with the simple but tasty amuse bouche and bread. The seafood salad that followed was light and refreshing. I admit I wasn't too adventurous but I was feeling like having seafood today as I think it makes for a lighter meal.
Chilled spot prawns, scallops and squid with shaved fennel, frisse, pimento shallots, fresh lemon basil olive oil
D ordered the tuna which was well seasoned and seared. I've not heard of Singapore slaw before and was curious to see what they would serve. Again this was a very refreshing dish and I thought the lime ginger vinaigrette and ponzu sauce went well with the tuna.
Togarashi spiced rare tuna, Singapore slaw, lime ginger vinaigrette; ponzu sauce
For the main, D had the duck x 2 and I have to admit that I was eyeing the duck through the meal. A very hearty portion plus you get some risotto too which is one of D's favourites. This dish give you the best of both worlds with the crispy duck confit and a duck breast. What's not to like?
|Duck x 2|
Honey and thyme glazed breast, confit leg, scallion risotto; orange sour chili sauce
|West Coast Bouillabaise|
Crab legs, shellfish, prawns; local fish, tomato saffron broth, espellette pepper rouille and crostinis